8 days in Madurai, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

8 days in Madurai, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

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8 days in Madurai, Kanyakumari & Rameswaram Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4 h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  20 h 45 min
End: Pune

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, then stop by Prema Vilas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

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Pune to Madurai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple ©
Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stroll through Sothavilai Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagaraja Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, and finally see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari holiday planning site .

You can drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Nagaraja Temple
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rameswaram trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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